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Obituaries: 06-07-18

Mary Anne Tigges

Mary Anne Tigges, age 91, of Maumee, died peacefully surrounded by close friends and family on Saturday, May 26, following a short illness.

In April, she received birthday wishes in cards and Facebook messages at her much- loved home overlooking the Brandywine Country Club, where she played golf for many years. She was a longtime volunteer at St. Luke’s Hospital and the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church food pantry. She loved gardening, birds and animals. In March, she lost her beloved Sheltie, Molly, her companion for many walks in Side Cut Metropark.

Born in Perrysburg on April 25, 1927 to Aaron and Mary (Griggs) Richardson, she was the valedictorian of the Maumee High School Class of 1945 and a 1949 graduate of Bowling Green State University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in education. Following college, she taught in Sand Creek and Clarenceville, Mich., returning to Ohio to teach in Waterville at Anthony Wayne High School until 1956. In 1955, she married the love of her life, Kenneth Tigges, who preceded her in death in 1999. The couple loved entertaining friends and family, golfing and travel, especially to Berea, Ky. and Captiva Island, Fla., where they enjoyed renewing longtime friendships during winter vacations.

In recent years, Mrs. Tigges was involved in many organizations, especially St. Luke’s Hospital and her church. She was a member of the Brynwyck Garden Club, Brandywine Country Club, Samagama Club of Presidents and the presidents’ clubs at BGSU and Berea College. She was a supporter of organizations including the Toledo Symphony, Ability Center of Greater Toledo, Toledo Botanical Garden and the Toledo Opera Association. She is survived by a cousin, Gail (David) Taylor and their son, William (Will) Taylor.

Funeral services took place on June 1 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Maumee. Private interment was in Ft. Meigs Cemetery in Perrysburg. The family suggests memorial donations to the church, the Toledo Area Humane Society or the Toledo Animal Shelter Association.

Mary Stengle

Mary B. Stengle, age 89, passed away in the early hours of Memorial Day, May 28.

Born on October 13, 1928 to Frank and Blanche Keating, she attended St. Anne’s and Notre Dame Academy and married the love of her life, Walter Stengle, on October 22, 1949. They were blessed with six children, who adored them both. Their large, close-knit family celebrated living, loving, joy, heartbreak and all that life entails. Known for her soft voice, kindness, warm smile and gentleness toward others, Mrs. Stengle’s home was a favorite hangout for the neighborhood kids. She strongly believed that all people, regardless of religion, ethnicity, social class or gender identity are created equal – a beautiful gift to her children, who thank her for delicious Sunday dinners, summers at the lake, teaching us that two wrongs don’t make a right and how to make a perfect standing rib roast.

Mrs. Stengle was a longtime member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish and a current member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Maumee. She attended Mass almost every day and loved spending quiet hours in the Perpetual Adoration Chapel at St. Joe’s, praying for the world. She valued every single life and in 1971, along with the late Dr. John Hillabrand, his nurse Esther Applegate and Holocaust survivor Lore Mair, started Heartbeat of Toledo. Today it is an international organization with more than 2,500 affiliate locations in 50 countries, helping thousands of young women.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her loving husband, Walter Stengle; siblings, Lt. Com. Andrew (Margie) Keating, Virginia Hertzfeld and Frank Keating, Jr.; and grandchildren, Matt Stengle and Jessica Duncan. She leaves behind her adoring children, Christine Leighton, Cynthia (Rob) Olsen and Thomas (Shari), Mark (Cindy), Michael (Kathy) and Kevin (Eilena) Stengle; grandchildren, Amy Stephenson, Sean (Elle) Stephenson, David Olsen, Sacha (Roy) Katalan, Phillip Stark, Shalom (Devra) Stark, Sarah Carter, Crystal (Jeff) Kostic, Lauren (Jon) Guhl, Kyle (Jackie) Stengle, Jamie Leighton, Kaylan (Joe) Phillips, Brandon Stengle, David Leighton and Casey (Taylor) Stengle; and 25 great-grandchildren, whom she adored.

A funeral Mass was celebrated on June 1 at St. Joseph Church. In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Stengle requested doing something kind for someone and to remember Hospice of Northwest Ohio. 

Gary Ankenbrandt

Gary T. Ankenbrandt, age 55, passed away on Wednesday, May 30 in the comfort of his home.

Born in Toledo on February 16, 1963 to Joseph “Tommy” and Dorothy (Scott) Ankenbrandt, he was a lifetime resident of Maumee. A 1982 graduate of Maumee High School and Penta Career Center, he began his career in construction with the City of Maumee in 1984 as a laborer, and later as a heavy equipment operator, contributing each day to the maintenance of his beloved hometown. This is where he acquired the satirical nickname “Dr. Scary” by his co-workers and friends, which always got a good laugh, as he was a very friendly and caring person, immediately getting along with everyone he met. Gary retired on disability in 1998, beginning a second career in leisure.

He married his high school sweetheart in 1982 and raised two awesome kids, Jamie and Joel. He shared his love of the great outdoors with his children, whether it was exploring the woods of Northern Michigan, camping, canoeing, riding four-wheelers or taking the “scenic route” by the Maumee River and Side Cut Metropark. Gary was a member of the North American Hunters Club and Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, although his true passion was simply admiring and enjoying nature. He was a proud supporter of military veterans, often toting memorabilia from the Korean War, of which his father was a veteran. He also enjoyed woodworking, watching westerns and crime dramas on television, collecting antiques and vintage goods and sharing his own stories of his outdoor adventures and latest medical triumphs.

Gary is survived by his children, Jamie (Anthony) Tscherne and Joel (Pam) Ankenbrandt; grandchildren, Allie, Norah and Paul Ankenbrandt and Ryan Tscherne; mother, Dorothy; brothers, Mark (Cheryl) and John (Terry); and many uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph; and brother, Paul.

A private gathering for immediate family took place on June 2. A celebration of life is being planned for Saturday, June 16. Memorial donations may be made to Charitable Service Trust or directly to his family.

Thomas Langevin

Thomas Raymond Langevin, age 87, of Lakeland, Fla., and formerly of Maumee, died on Friday, June 1.

Born in Rossford on June 24, 1930, he was the second child of William and Hilda (Hohl) Langevin. Upon graduating from Rossford High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and proudly served his country during the Korean War on the USS Meeker County, a tank-landing ship (LST-980), as an Engineman 2nd Class between 1948 and 1952. After receiving an honorable discharge from the Navy, he worked at Libbey-Owens-Ford in Rossford for 37 years. Retiring in 1989, Mr. Langevin later enjoyed researching the history of the USS Meeker County and organizing reunions for the sailors, thereby connecting people and reuniting old friends who served on that ship throughout her history.

Active in sports throughout his youth, he carried that interest throughout his life. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling, golfing and coaching Little League in Maumee. He was faithful to his beloved Detroit Tigers in both good times and in bad – eventually moving in 1998 to Lakeland, home to the Tigers’ spring training facility. When he wasn’t busy keeping his yard and garden plants in order, watching sports on television was a favorite pastime. Tom was a man of faith who was dedicated to his wife and family, and to serving the needs of others as a Knight of Columbus, a past president of the St. Vincent DePaul Society at St. Joseph Church in Maumee and a Eucharistic minister at St. Anthony Church in Lakeland.

Mr. Langevin married the love of his life, Margaret Armbruster, of Perrysburg, on July 10, 1953 at St. Rose Church. She survives, along with his loving children, Cynthia (Gary) Lafferty, Thomas (Sandie) Langevin, Monica (Tony McRae) Langevin, Angela Langevin, John (Peggy) Langevin and the Rev. Paul Langevin OFM Conv.; grandchildren, Zachary (Shannon) Asbury, Jason (Elizabeth) Langevin, Jennifer (Michael) Justen, Taylor Langevin and Julia Langevin; great-grandchildren, Nicholas Justen, Emmeline Langevin, Grant Justen, Genevieve Langevin and Peyton Asbury; siblings, Vincent (Agnes) Langevin, Michael (Judy) Langevin and Tina (Richard) Lingenfelder; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; infant son; brother, William (Violet) Langevin; and many Armbruster family in-laws.

Friends will be received from 3:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 8 at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home in Maumee, with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Prayers will be recited in the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, June 9, followed by a funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Maumee and burial in St. Joseph Cemetery. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at a later date at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Lakeland, where Tom was a parishioner the past 20 years. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to Good Shepherd Hospice, 3450 Lakeland Hills Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33805 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Judy Dusha

Judy Ann Dusha, age 62, of Maumee, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, May 27.

Born in Toledo on September 24, 1955 to Vernon and Dolores (Sulewski) Stark, she grew up in Erie, Mich., and graduated from East Jordan High School in 1973. She married John Dusha on October 27, 1973 and they eventually moved back to the Toledo area. Mrs. Dusha’s greatest joy in life was being a grandmother to Liberty and Tucker, the lights of her life. She also enjoyed shopping, weekly poker games with her friends, the casino, traveling back up north to East Jordan and staying at the cabin at Douglas Lake.

She is survived by her loving husband, John; grandchildren, Liberty and Tucker; siblings, Dave (Cindy) Stark, Doug (Teresa) Stark, Tom (Cindy Roberts) Stark, Diane (Otho) Frantz, John (Tina) Stark and Yvonne (Boob) Smith; and nieces and nephews, Jen (Joel) Oswald, Zach (Kori Danforth) Stark, Hillary (Brian) Cunningham, Keegan Frantz, Katie Frantz, Angie (Randy) Dowker, Ashley Burt, Tim (Kim) Smith and Jim (Meow) Smith. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, John Paul; and brother, Robert.

Visitation and funeral services took place on June 2 at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home in Maumee. Interment will be private at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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